this incredible day, it's valentine's day. go through the day you find out that another nation's leader has singled you out to die for a book you wrote. >> well, i was sitting at home, i got called at home by the bbc. >> jon: this ises pretwitter? (laughter) >> pretwitter, prefacebook, there's no cell phone. there's just fax machines. remember those? >> jon: i do remember those. (laughter) >> well, that's how long ago it was. anyway, the phone rings, a land line phone jon. (laughter). >> jon: with, like, a cord? (laughter) >> yes, with, like, a cord. with the handle attached to this-- >> jon: like a lime green kitchen phone and you're just talking around like-- you're in a robe making a smoothie, whatever. >> exactly, humming early beatles songs. >> jon: yes! >> anyway, this woman says to me on the phone "how does it feel that-to-know that you've just been sentenced to death by the aoeayatollah khomeini?"